The three phases in a race that all track runners are familiar with. Comparing ones career to the start of a gun is nearly impossible since athletes who come and go have had some experience with the event they normally participate in with at least a 3 months training. However, this does not apply to Seanna Nalbandyan of Canyon High School who shocked the Foothill League Varsity race by coming out of nowhere defeating Adaugo of West Ranch in Foothill League Prelims with a time of 48.08.
Even I at the time who was coaching at West Ranch for hurdles couldn't believe what I had witness. But knowing the completive culture of Canyon Hurdles it did not surprise me that a gem was found for the programs historic track record.
For this Junior, she had only ran one... yes. One race all her freshman year. Going into sophomore year she began to hurdle regularly and shined where it counted most. Foothill League Prelims.
When asked how the transition between the 400m Dash and 300m Hurdles she replied, " Well the transition wasn't hard at all I really enjoyed running hurdles because it was fun and i always got excited when I had to race it. Furthermore, it was shorter then the 400 so that's always good." I agree with you Seanna. Seanna has set goals for herself where she hopes to compete in both the 300 hurdles and 400m dash in CIF.
During the off season Seanna has been putting in some work so that she is ready for the next season. She's has been building her endurance and stamina by running cross country. Endurance and stamina that are necessary if one wants to excel in hurdles.